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Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel [DVD]

 Saturday, 20th July 2019
Hansel and Gretel
  • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel [DVD] Royal Opera

  • Starring: Kirchschlager, Damrau, Connell, Allen, Silja
  • Directed By: Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier
  • Conductor: Colin Davis, ROH Chorus & Orchestra
  • Label: Opus Arte: 2 DVDs: (OA 1011 D)
  • Release Date: June 1st, 2009
  • Details: 138 minutes, Anamorphic Classical Colour, NTSC
  • Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
  • [Blu-ray] Blu-ray also available (OABD7032D)
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Opus Arte: OA 1011D. “Diana Damrau and Angelika Kirchschlager star in the acclaimed 2008 production of Humperdinck’s famous fairytale opera, in the company of two of Britain’s most revered musical figures: Thomas Allen, playing the role of the Father, and the legendary conductor Colin Davis. Directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser combine their characteristic wit and a dash of deliciously dark comedy with the opera’s fairytale charm. Humperdinck’s music mixes catchy folk-like songs with sumptuous instrumental colour, making the result as tunefully approachable, musically memorable and visually delightful as opera gets.”
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